What this man is claiming after the death of his 8 month old daughter will make you fume. Do you think that he’s right or do you think that he should pay the consequences with the incident, whether it was intentional negligence or not?
Charges are expected to be lowered against the man police allege is responsible for the hot car death of his infant daughter.
Joshua Blunt, 25, was charged with second degree murder Thursday in the death of eight-month-old Shania Caradine after he left the infant in a car while he went to work.
Monday afternoon, Blunt’s attorney, Carlos Moore, said Blunt’s charge is expected to be amended and will be reduced to culpable negligence.
Grenada City Prosecutor Jennifer Adams confirmed that the charge is expected to be amended but declined to comment further.
Blunt is expected to appear in Grenada Municipal Court Tuesday for his initial appearance. Moore said he will ask for Blunt to be released on his own recognizance.
“It’s a miscarriage of justice for him to be sitting in jail,” he said.
Culpable negligence carries up to one year in prison, Moore said.
While Moore feels culpable negligence is a “more appropriate charge,” he vowed to fight that as well.
“We still don’t think (Blunt) deserves to do any time in prison,” he said.
Grenada Deputy Police Chief George Douglas previously said police conducted an “extensive investigation” before charging Blunt.
Moore said “blatant racism” is the reason Blunt was charged with a crime.
Monday morning Moore said, “The people making the decisions are white. It’s unquestionably related to racism. If this man had been any other color besides black I believe he would be at home, grieving like a normal father and preparing for a funeral.
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